Wild Idea is supported by a passionate and experienced team from government, business and conservation.

Our partners make this program possible and we are thrilled to have the support of such incredible and powerful organisations, all of whom are ready to help you and your idea make a lasting impact on our environment.

OUR PARTNERS

The NAB Foundation is the philanthropic arm of National Australia Bank (NAB). Its vision is to back social innovation and the innovators moving Australia forward. Through their giving and investment approach, the NAB Foundation aims to demonstrate new and innovative ways to use philanthropic capital for greater societal impact.

The NSW Government has committed to investing $100M over five years to build a framework that aims to secure as many threatened plants and animal species in the wild for 100 years. A core focus of the program is to collaborate with the wider community to work together to build capacity, raise awareness of threatened species and achieve greater conservation outcomes.

Odonata is one of Australia’s newest and most exciting environmental organisations committed to building an economy that puts nature first. It creates, supports, nurtures and empowers businesses and entrepreneurs to move towards a more environmentally sustainable world. It manages Victoria's largest feral-free safe haven, Mt Rothwell, and is a partner in the recently announced Melbourne Skyfarm - a rooftop farm and nature centre in the Melbourne CBD. 

AgThentic is a global food and agriculture advisory firm that exists to help innovators build the food system of the future. AgThentic’s core business is supporting startups to build businesses that solve critical problems for agriculture and the planet using innovative technology and new business models.

We are thrilled to be partnering with AgThentic and The Fitzroy Academy on the development and delivery of our business and entrepreneur education program.  

The Fitzroy Academy is Australia's leading online school for entrepreneurs and changemakers.

They provide world-class social impact education using the best teachers from across the globe. In fact, their faculty is full of CEOs, founders, and early employees who learned their craft through decades of fieldwork.

YOUR EDUCATORS

Cass Mao 
Head of Strategy

Cass is a strategy and growth specialist with a focus on emerging technology. With a background in sales and marketing, she has led the go-to-market of two Australian startups, scaled social enterprise incubator Vibewire as Executive Director, and managed portfolio companies at venture capital fund Trimantium Capital.

Aaron Densham 

Aaron is a dynamic and compassionate facilitator, strategic and innovative program designer and avid connector of people and ideas. His professional life has focussed on working with others on self-exploration, well-being and creating social impact. More recently, he has been a lead facilitator with the Centre for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Wild Idea coaches will be with you every step of the program and beyond. 

YOUR COACHES

Casey Harris 
CEO

Casey is an innovative and solutions-driven leader in the environment sector with a passion for demonstrating the value of investing in nature. She has a background in research, on-ground conservation and government. She previously spent four years as an advisor to Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner.

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Wild Idea acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, learn and work. We celebrate their continuing cultural, social, environmental and economic connection to land, sea, and community, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

NEW SPOTS JUST ADDED!

Our online open day last week sold out, so we have opened more spots on Friday 24 May and Tuesday 28 May. Chat directly with the Wild Idea coaches, receive immediate feedback on your idea and discuss whether the program is right for you. 


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